-Stephen Banes (St Louis, MO)
Incense burner, instruction packet and matchbox
Burner opened to show incense grains and demon claw
Rune parchment found hidden in matchbox!
Lot 412 Instructions
Lot 412 catalog page from Karswell estate auction
Another page from Karswell estate auction catalog
(Lot 412 images taken from the private collection of the late Stephen Banes, who was found horribly mutilated on the morning of April 27th, 2009 and under mysterious circumstances, not at all unlike that of Dr. Julian Karswell.)
An account of the final days of Dr. Julian Karswell can be found in the M. R. James’ short story, Casting the Runes (click HERE), and also made into a moving picture in 1957 called Night of the Demon (aka Curse of the Demon.) More information can be found HERE.